Mr.Michael Jackson's not only the Greatest entertainer of all time but also one of the Greatest Humanitarians ever. To all those fans who acknowledge only his outstanding contribution to the world of music need to know that he made an even more outstanding contribution to humanity with his unmatched charitable work as well. He was born with a truly genuine, compassionate, generous nature that every fan needs to be proud of. Pl. go through this list and then you'll know why I always keep bringing up Michael's humanitarian side all the time. I and many of his fans believe that it was his goodness that became a curse. He was just too good for a world that has lost a perspective of innocence, purity, charity.
This is not a complete list, but is enough to amaze and inspire anyone!
The world too needs to know this wonderful, beautiful, inspiring truth about Michael which the media never brings forth. Spread the word. Let others know. Michael's true legacy includes his enormous philanthropy too!
CHARITABLE WORK DONE BY THE KING OF POP
Michael Jackson established the Heal The World Foundation in 1992.
Heal L.A. was launched at Super Bowl XXVII with the collaboration of Heal the World, The National Football league, Frito Lay, The International Youth Foundation, and Hilton Foundation/BEST Foundation.
Heal L.A., a collaborative children's initiative produced 3,000 mentoring relationships, immunizations for 7,000 children and drug prevention education for more than 72,000 youth.
Heal the World has provided support for dozens of children's programs in 20 countries.
Heal the World joined with AmeriCares to ship 47 tons of food, clothing and medical supplies to children of war-torn Sarajevo; partnered with the Gorbachev Foundation, USA to deliver 60,000 doses of children's vaccines to the Republic of Georgia. And has twice assisted the U.K. based Operation Christmas Child to airlift supplies and gifts collected by children in the U.K. to give to children in Bosnia.
Heal the World along with Former President Jimmy Carter, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, Gladys Knight and TLC joined together to help The Atlanta Project increase the local immunization rate in a single week from the expected 6,000 to more than 17,000 and to establish a follow-up tracking system for family health care.
Heal L.A. in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School district, California State University, Independent Colleges of Southern California, Learnstar and other local non-profit organizations created the Community School/safe Haven Initiative to provide after-school educational opportunities at two pilot sites where over 300 students per day could have computer instruction, tutoring, homework assistance, math lab, English as a second language and performing arts.
March 14 -- Michael gave complimentary tickets to orphans and handicapped and physically-challenged people so that they could attend a Fan Appreciation event in Tokyo. At the event, Michael went onto the balcony to greet them all.
May 29 -- Michael persuaded an auction house in Las Vegas to donate a portion of its profits of auctioning off lots of memorabilia of the Jackson family to charity.
April 1 -- Michael received the Humanitarian Award from The African Ambassadors' Spouses Association (AASA) for his worldwide humanitarian efforts, particularly in Africa. Michael financially supported programs in Africa to build and equip hospitals, orphanages, homes, and schools and financially supported programs for Child immunization, HIV-AIDS, Education, and Apartheid.
June -- The Wolf family, who experienced serious damages to their belongings during a flood in Germany, was invited by Michael Jackson to spend three days at Neverland, meeting Michael and his children.
September 13 -- Michael hosted a star-studded charity event at Neverland. Only 400 tickets were available for purchase. Ticket price at presale was $725, with proceeds going to charity. Among those in attendance were Aaron and Nick Carter, Mike Tyson, Penny Marshall, Pink, and BoysIIMen, to name a few. R&B singer Ashanti performed her hit single, 'Aww Baby' mixed with Michaels hit 'Rock With You', from the 'Off The Wall' album. The Carter brothers later presented Michael with a belated birthday cake. This led to a massive food fightwhich of course, Michael started! Michael addressed those in attendance: Thank you all for coming tonight. For in my opinion, in my opinion, is a very special cause and the cause is our future and the future is our children. I will continue to fight for them for the rest of my life."
October 27 -- Michael premiered the short film for his latest charity single titled "What More Can I Give?" in the conference area of the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The same day, the official Music for Giving web site was up and running. Beginning at 3 pm (Pacific Standard Time), the charity single What More Can I Give? became available online for download for a donation of $2. The following charities received donations when What More Can I Give was downloaded:
Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
The International Child Art Foundation
November 9 -- Michael Jackson donated painted shoes for charity. A shoe manufacturer named Tatami had the idea to create a charity titled "Shoes For Charity" for children suffering from traumas. Celebrities, including Michael Jackson, gave their donated shoes a special and unique touch by painting them.
October 27 -- Michael Jackson received the Radio Music Awards' first Humanitarian Award. The award was presented to him by pop singer Beyonce' Knowles. Knowles is among a number of artists who participated in Michael's charity single, 'What More Can I Give?'
September -- Michael donated 16 autographed items consisting of CD's, videos and 2 cotton napkins to aid in the support of the victims of a severe flood in Germany. These items were auctioned off for charity and managed to raise 3935 Euro (US$ 3,814).
October -- Michael hosted more than 200 members of the U.S. Air Force and their families at Neverland on October 12, 2002 as a gesture of appreciation for those brave men and women who have served overseas in Operation Enduring Freedom and domestically in Operation Noble Eagle.
November -- Michael donated an autographed white trademark fedora and a silver sequined jacket worn by himself at the 2002 American Music Awards to the 'Tribute To Bambi' charity auction. These items were auctioned off by eBay and monies raised from the event benefited "OFF-ROAD-KIDS e.V" which supports street kids in Germany. Michael's fedora raised 2310 Euro (US$ 2,303) and the jacket raised 16.000 Euro (US$ 15,950).
Micheal donated an autographed teddy bear dressed in his likeness to Siegfried & Roy's celebrity teddy bear auction. This auction benefits Opportunity Village which is a non-profit organization based in Las Vegas (USA) that enhances the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Michael's autographed teddy bear raised US$ 5,000 for the charity.
January -- Michael donated the coat that he wore in May 2000 to Dame Elizabeth Taylor's tribute concert in London to Liam Neeson's Movie for Action Charity Auction, in aid of children and mothers with HIV. This charity is working in conjunction with UNICEF. Michael has also donated a private and personal 'birthday phone call' to a lucky bidder.
In the Guinness Book of World Record's Year 2000 Millennium Edition Michael Jackson is listed as having the most charities supported by a pop star.
"Most Charities Supported By a Pop Star: Michael Jackson has supported 39 charitable organizations either with monetary donations, through sponsorships of their projects or the participation in their activities. The charities involved include AIDS Project L.A., American Cancer Society, BMI Foundation, Inc., Childhelp USA, United Negro College Fund, YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw, The Sickle Cell Research Fund and Volunteers of America."
The following is a list of the many charities (39) who are given support by Michael Jackson:
AIDS Project L.A., American Cancer Society, Angel Food, Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles, BMI Foundation, Inc., Brotherhood Crusade, Brotman Burn Center, Camp Ronald McDonald, Childhelp U.S.A., Children's Institute International, Cities and Schools ScholarshipFund, Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Dakar Foundation, Dreamstreet Kids, Dreams Come True Charity, Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Love Match, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Minority Aids Project, Motown Museum, NAACP, National Rainbow Coalition, Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund, Red Cross, Rotary Club of Australia, Society of Singers, Starlight Foundation, The Carter Center's Atlanta Project, The Sickle Cell Research Foundation, Transafrica, Unesco,United Negro College Fund (UNCF), United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope, Volunteers of America, Watts Summer Festival, Wish Granting, YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw.
January -- The United Negro College Fund's "Evening Of Stars" January 15th telethon fundraiser raised $13.5 million in cash and pledges. Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, and Barry White were among the performers. [Source: Billboard]
The violent storm which ravaged the north of France during the night of the 25 December 1999 destroyed 10,000 trees in the park of the Chateau de Versailles (former castle of the Kings of France). The wind gusts, blowing at 100 mph destroyed 80% of the rare historic trees, planted during the XVIII and XIX centuries. It will take years and years to rebuild the park at an estimate of around $35 million. It is reported that some celebrities including Michael Jackson, Gregory Peck and Kirk Douglas have donated money to help restore this park. [reported by French officials]
May -- Michael Jackson donated items to 4th annual online auction for the T. J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research.
Michael Jackson escorted Elizabeth Taylor in the gala tribute in her honor at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Proceeds from this tribute benefited the Red Hot Aids Charitable Trust and the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.
October -- Michael and other members of the Jackson family support 'WAVE TO THE WORLD' an official fund-raising project of the Paralympic Games 2000 in Sydney, Australia.
Michael's attends the Carousel Of Hope charity ball with friend Elizabeth Taylor. The event was given to raise funds to help fight childhood diabetes. Michael also donated a plate he painted to be auctioned at the event.
Michael donated one of his fedoras, which he autographed, and a limited-edition poster for an auction at the annual gala of the African Ambassadors' Spouses association to help raise money to fight childhood AIDS in Africa.
November -- President Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson and Jordan's Queen Noor were honored for their work to fight cancer at a star-studded black-tie dinner to raise $4 million for the New York-based G&P cancer Foundation, which funds research into leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. The G&P foundation was created by Denise Rich to honor her daughter, who died of leukemia at the age of 27.
December -- Michael Jackson appeared on stage at the "Miracle On 34th Street", a charity concert organized by radio station KTU 103,5 FM at the Madison Square Garden in New York, USA.
June -- Michael Jackson and Friends concerts in Korea and Germany raise $3.3 million dollars for the humanitarian agencies UNESCO, Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.